Romeo and Juliet

Characters

Ruling house of Verona
  • Prince Escalus is the ruling Prince of Verona.
  • Count Paris is a kinsman of Escalus who wishes to marry Juliet.
  • Mercutio is another kinsman of Escalus, a friend of Romeo.
House of Capulet
  • Capulet is the patriarch of the house of Capulet.
  • Lady Capulet is the matriarch of the house of Capulet.
  • Juliet Capulet is the 13-year-old daughter of Capulet, the play's female protagonist.
  • Tybalt is a cousin of Juliet, the nephew of Lady Capulet.
  • The Nurse is Juliet's personal attendant and confidante.
  • Rosaline is Lord Capulet's niece, Romeo's love in the beginning of the story.
  • Peter, Sampson, and Gregory are servants of the Capulet household.
House of Montague
  • Montague is the patriarch of the house of Montague.
  • Lady Montague is the matriarch of the house of Montague.
  • Romeo Montague, the son of Montague, is the play's male protagonist.
  • Benvolio is Romeo's cousin and best friend.
  • Abram and Balthasar are servants of the Montague household.
Others
  • Friar Laurence is a Franciscan friar and Romeo's confidant.
  • Friar John is sent to deliver Friar Laurence's letter to Romeo.
  • An Apothecary who reluctantly sells Romeo poison.
  • A Chorus reads a prologue to each of the first two acts.

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